Welcome to your birthing lodge :bigarmhug:
Congratulations and welcome to your lodge!!
Wow! you are down to the wire!! yippee!! Congratulations!!!
YAY CONGRATS!!!! I just noticed that you were 36 weeks today. I am so excited for you!
Yay!!! Congrats on your lodge!!! I can't wait to follow your story!
Welcome to your lodge!
wow lots of lodges opening today!! Congrats!
Welcome to your lodge Becki!
thanks ladies!!! I was not sure I would make it this far.
....... and for an update before into...... I am in early labor already and was in L&D last night and I am 50 % thinned out ( now iIknow that does not mean much as far as when labor will happen but it usually is not far behind with me). .... ok will be back with the intro.
Becki, this could be a short lodge!!
Welcome and I hope things settle down for you and baby.
Ok now for my intro.......
I'm Becki. I am married to Brian. We got married 6 wks after we found out we were gunna be parents. Our wedding was origanlly set for July 22(I think; don't remember now). I was due July 23 with our first child. So with that in there our wedding was moved up to January 27, 2001. We planned it all in that 6 wks.
-----Brianna (our first) arrived after along rough labor including pitocin and waters broke before any contractions had started. She was born July 13 at 836pm. My water broke around 8 am that morning and I did not get to the hospital untill around 1230-1pm. I did have a natural labor and birth even with the pitocin( which is nasty stuff). This pregnancy had lot sof ups and downs and bedrest and contraction stoping drugs.
-----Avri was another natural birth with pitocin. I had gone in to the hospital on may 2 and my doc came and broke my water at 1130 pm. I got to labor with out anything and walk and sleep when I could till 830am when they started the pitocin. she was finally born at 126pm on May 3. I was also on contraction stopping drugs for 4 mos and 1/2 days at work for the last 6wks. I had started to dialate in Januray (1.5 cm) Avri was not due till may 15.
After Avri was born I switched docs and the one we had as a family doc did not catch babies any more so I had an ob for the next birth.
-----Alexandra(sept 06 baby) was the best labor and birth I have had so far. I actaully want the birth of this baby to be just like or very similar to her's. I went to the doc on aug 29 and the doc checked me and I was 2-3 cm 50% thinned and my water was bulging. (It did not surprise me since the night before my doc appt the contractions were every 7 mins and enough i was starting to have to breathe thru them but I went to bed anyway). So I check in at the hosptial at 6 am the next morn for a somewhat induction (all it took was my water being broke). The doc came in and broke my water are 820 and we (me and my ob) had agreed that if I did not make enough progress by 1pm we would start pitocin (I thought my body could not do things with out it). So the nurses had me get in the shower and do nip stim and just stand there and relax (I thought they were nuts this will not work) but I did it any way. I ate the breakfast they brought me before the doc broke my water. So I got out of the shower after a while (had a few good contractions while in there). I went and sat in the rocking chair for a while just rocking and then Brian(dh) was getting bored so I went over and knelt on the floor by him and I was starting to get some ok contractions. So he also wanted to help so he did some nip stim for while and that is when the contractions picked up this was around 1045am and so I got in the shower again this time the contractions got worse in there and then when I got out they stayed just as bad. I again sat in the rocking chair about this time they were bring in lunch I told them to put mine away as I was not feeling up to eating. This whole time the nursing staff was in prolly about 2-3 times to check on us as well as listen to Allie's heartbeat and I was allowed to move and eat and drink as I wanted (big change from the first 2: with Brianna- I was allowed to move to the rocking chair or the birth ball; with Avri- not even allowed out of bed after the pit was started. also I was not allowed off the monitor with either girl). they brought lunch in around noon. So in between bites Brian was rubbing my back and helping me thru each contraction. My mom happened to be at work that day in the hospital and she came up to see how things where going around 1230 (around now I was also put back on the monitors and they did not come off till Allie was born) and so Brian could eat a lil more mom would help me thru the contractions and about this time the 2 of then are swaping a cold soda glass between the to help my back as their hands were cold from holding it and that felt great on my back and my contractions had started to piggy back. My mom was to go back to work at 1pm. I started pushing at 1250. I was only at a 6 when mom got there 20 mins before. I think I was checked for dialation 3-4 times the whole labor. So mom called her boss and said I will be back late Becki's pushing. Alexandra came out at 102pm. So much for my body needs pit and the shower and nip stim not working. I was proven wrong. The whole time I had not 1 needle stick or iv stick.
My ob for Allie's birth moved away so I again have a new doc.
-----Now I am preg again and at 36 wks 2 days (today). This pregnancy has been the hardest on me. My parents split (now divorced) 6 days before I learned I was pregnant (they spilt nov 6 I learned of preg by home test nov 12). So the holidays were very stressfull. After the major hoildays were over thing got a lil better for a few wks. Then the contractions started (from too much stress I'm sure). In february, I started seeing a chiropactor for my back pain (I have scoliosis). I have continued to see the chiro as often as I see my doc. The chiro has been great for me. So the contraction never went way. so around the beginning of May; I was put on meds to try to stop them (it never did just more time between them). The funny thing with this pregnancy as compared to the others I dialated from the contractions this time I have only thinned to the previous posted amount. My doc after learning that even with contraction I am not dialating and the contractions are not going away with the meds that I coudl stop the meds. I stopped them June 16. The early/prodormal labor that I am in now started June 23 and that bring us to today.
If you got thru all that great if not I understand as it is long (longer than I expected)
I really enjoyed your intro, it's nice to hear of somebody who has done this successfully before. I hope you get another good delivery!
Welcome to your lodge! It doesn't sound like it will be long until you meet your new lo!
36 wks appt
The appt itself was uneventful. Doc checked and I am still 50% thinned and 0 cm. He siad that once I am dialated enough he will strip memebranes. I lost 2 lbs and he did not say anything about it. My funus measurement was 34cm. My bp was good.
(by my check this am it has thinned more....... my guess would be it is 70% now but still closed)
Sounds like your appt went well. I enjoyed reading about your previous births. Thanks for sharing
ok 37 wks doc appt update:
I was wrong about effacement still only 50% but I am 2cm now so the contrax I have been having are doing somthing and it does look like this will a short lodge for me. I really think baby will be here within the next week. A few guesses from other friends have been july 4 and july 2 so we will see who is correct maybe neither and baby comes july 1 or 3.
You've certainly made progress in the past week. Maybe baby will come in the next few days.
Thanks for sharing your birth stories! It does sound like you are not going to make it to your due date! Very Exciting!!
You're definitely getting closer! Are you ready for the baby to come or are you hoping to hang on for awhile longer?
I am so ready for this baby to make his exit. I have everything but his full stash of diapers tho I do have enough to cd him form the time we get home ........ I will just be washing more than I really want to.
We have been trying some coaxing methods and nothing has worked so far. I would love to try the pineapple thing but i'm allegric to it. I will be starting to do lots of walking cuz that seems to help things.
:bigarmhug: I feel you sweetie. We have the same due date and I too am about spent.
walking sounds good!
Too bad your allergic to pineapple. I've heard several success stories with it and it sure is a lot more pleasant then some other methods (castor oil... yuck).
Are you going to go for a long walk? Let us know how it goes.
I hope you can find some ways to get things moving along. Some lovin may be good after a long walk
Wanted to welcome you to your lodge, before it's all over with! LOL I loved your intro! I hope LO comes soon for you!
Yummm...and now pineapple sounds good...
I feel like labor is starting, but i'm not sure i guess i will know in a few more hours if things continue or fizzle out.
Oh, how exciting!! What is going on? Let us know what happens...
the hard contrax fizzled out so must not have been real. i see my doc tomorrow so we will see if they were doing nothing.
Fingers crossed that they were actually working ... they probably were at this stage of the game.
Hope you have a great day! Those ctx sound promising
I went in to be checkede out thought water had broke. Turns out it may have but not enough for them to say yes it did also not enought for them to say no it did not. SO i coudl have a pin hole somewhere and it has been blocked by something or sealed back up.
SO i see doc this afternoon hoping he holds to his word that he would start helping me progress a lil. I may go against what i wnat and ask him to break my water anyway cuz that worked last time all i needed for help.
I will update after doc appt (it is at 1pm cst)
after appt update...
My doc strip my membranes and also made a date to induce me if this does not work. I really did not want to be induced but if that is what it takes to get baby out then so be it.
So if the procedure he did does not work; I will be induced friday at 7 am.
I might have missed something, but why do you need to be induced if you didn't want to be? Maybe stripping your membranes will get things going for you. Hope you have an easy labor no matter how it gets started!
thanks kim. not totally sure why he want to induce me other than all my other have been to a point with pit or AROM or both.
I too hope the S&S works.
Hope this is it for you!
I'm sending you successful S&S vibes!
Looks like the S&S has not done much other than like kelly make my contrax more rhythmic. I am getting nervous about this. It is not a full induction since i am already contracting.
Good luck, I hope this works for you!
You still have some time for your body to kick into gear on it's own, I'm seding you LV's!
tomorrow is the day!!!
I am very sore today and TMI-- ended up with a raw behind from very loose BMs. I am getting nervous for this (not sure why). There is a post by me on the july 08 board that I will update as I can and then my birth buddy there will post when my baby is here. Tanner or Whitnee--- u/s siad boy.
I hope my body kicks in but if not does not look like a full induction since I have been contracting already just not close enough for the hospital (5 mins for 1 hr).
Sending you some ELV's!
lots of ELVs your way! the loose bowels is a great sign! can't wait for news of baby's arrival!
My water broke at 930 pm cst. i am now at the hospital 3-4 cm and 80% dialated so much for my induction (woohoo).
OMG, YAY!!!!!! Congratulations and AMEN for avoiding an induction, you lucky girl! That is the BEST news yet and I am so excited for you! Keep us posted and share LOTS of baby pictures when you get a chance - I can't wait for you to meet your son!
Easy labor vibes heading your way!
Yay! Becki!! Very exciting! Babies everywhere on this board! Can't wait to hear all about it! Keep us posted!
Thanks Taryl! I could not figute out ELV = easy labor vibes!
I got the LV part, but not the E. hello.